Regesta 265: 1373

Pages 105-108

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 4, 1362-1404. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1902.

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Regesta, Vol. CCLXV.

3 Gregory XI.

Littere De Curia… Per Nicolaum De Auximo, Notarium Et Secretarium.

4 Id. Feb.
(f. 26.)
To William de Grenlaw, archdeacon of St. Andrews, papal nuncio. Mandate, along with thirty-four other nuncios, to present the accompanying letters to each of the ordinaries of his district, and to procure their written replies to the enquiries made therein for information, with a view to a reformation of the religion of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalam. [See Reg cclxix. f. 9.]
Ibid. To John Dortan (Doncan), archdeacon of Down, papal chaplain and nuncio. The like. [See ibid.]
(f. 26d.)
To Arnold Garnerii, canon of Châlons, papal nuncio. The like. [See ibid. f. 9d.]
11 Kal. June.
(f. 53.)
To John Agud (Hawkwood), Amaneus de Pomeriis, Hugh de Rupe, knights, and others unnamed, English and otherwise, of their company in the service of the Roman church in Lombardy. Congratulating them on their victory over the cruel tyrants, enemies, and persecutors of the Roman church, and ordering them, as the pope has heard that they have fallen back towards Bologna, to follow it up by effecting a speedy junction in the territory of Milan with Amadeus, count of Savoy, captain-general in Upper Lombardy. As to their pay, let them with filial patience bear with the pope, being assured that it shall as quickly as possible, and without fail, be paid in full. [See Reg. cclxix. f. 51d.]
2 Kal. July.
(f. 58d.)
To the archbishops of Canterbury, York, Armagh, Dublin, Cashel, and Tuam, together with other archbishops and patriarchs (seventy-seven) of Christendom. Mandate to each to assemble within six months, and yearly in future, a provincial council of the suffragans and other prelates, secular and regular, of his province, to treat and draw up statutes for the reformation of the life and manners of clergy and people, for which reformation the pope sees no remedy more speedy and efficacious. Each suffragan, in order that he may come to the same more fully informed, is to hold an assembly of his own synod beforehand, in which the like question of reformation shall be fully treated. [Baluze, Conc. Gall. Narbonensis, 307; Labbe, Conc. ed. 1671, XI. ii. col. 2495; ed. 1784, xxvi. col. 591.]
4 Non. Aug.
Villeneuve by
(f. 64d.)
To Roger Herietsham, monk of St. Mary's, Boxle, in the diocese of Canterbury. Licence to go, with twelve monks of his order, to preach the Lord's word in the lands of the infidels, and to receive assistance and hospitality from abbots and diocesans, who are directed to provide them with safe-conduct books, vestments, money, and other necessaries for the journey.
Non. Nov.
(f. 80d.)
To Walter, bishop of Glasgow, and others named. Faculty to extend to Corsica and Russia the public instrument which they have drawn up respecting certain doubtful points in the preaching of the Word in the lands of the infidels.

Per Guillermum Baronis. Secretarium.

4 Non. Feb.
(f. 102.)
To the archbishops of Canterbury and York and their suffragans, and to the prelates and other clergy, secular and regular of those provinces. Mandate to pay a tenth of all ecclesiastical revenues, one half on the feast of St. John the Baptist, and the other one that of Christmas next ensuing, except from cardinals and from the Cistercian order which is offering a subsidy, [30,000 gold florins. Reg. cclxxxvi. f. 150.] The pope recapitulates. Lately he imposed certain subsidies in France, Spain, Almain, and other parts, in aid of the expenses of the pope and the Roman church in recovering their property and rights in Italy, and upon the clergy of England, who abound in revenues, a tenth of one year's benefices, to be paid one half at Easter, the other at Michaelmas; and whereas the clergy of England, in a like case, paid to the camera of Innocent VI. a subsidy of 100,000 gold florins, and whereas the tenth might come to a larger sum, the pope was willing to accept that amount, payable at the same dates, in place of the tenth. But as he has since heard that his letters touching the same have not been suffered to reach England, probably by those who did not wish to pay tenth or subsidy, he now orders anew the payment of the tenth, which is to be collected under pain of excommunication by the archbishops of Canterbury and York, each in his province. The archbishop of York is to hand over the proceeds of the tenth in his province to the archbishop of Canterbury, who is more conveniently situated for assigning the whole amount to the papal agents, Nicholas Luce, Rayner Dominici, and others, proctors and factors of Nicholas Jacobi and Bernard Nerotii, of the ancient Alberti of Florence, who have power to receive and give acquittance for the same at Bruges. Faculty is given to the archbishops to compel payment, if need be, by citation to the Roman Court; and the pope will still be content with the subsidy of 100,000 florins, if it be paid on the aforesaid days, in which case the directions touching the tenth will be superseded. These letters are to be posted on the doors of the churches at Avignon and in the parts near England, so that no pretence of ignorance can be made. [As below, Reg. cclxxvi. f. 20d. See Reg. cclxiv.ff. 37d. to 43.]
16 Kal. March.
(f. 104.)
To prelates and clergy, secular and regular. Mandate to publish the above letters. [Ibid. f. 17d.]
8 Kal. May.
(f. 123d.)
To Simon, cardinal of St. Sixtus, papal nuncio. Faculty to confer the office of notary in France and England on fifteen persons, married or in holy orders, who are to take the usual oath of fealty to the pope, as enclosed.
(f. 124.)
To the same. Faculty to dispense in France and England twelve persons of illegitimate birth to be ordained and hold one benefice with cure of souls.
17 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
(f. 158d.)
To John, cardinal of Sancti Quatnor Coronati, papal nuncio. Mandate to do his best to induce Charles, king of the French, and Edward, king of England, and their adherents, to make peace; with faculty to dissolve all oaths and obligations which stand in the way. The pope commends his devotion in the cause of peace, and informs him of the mission of Pileus, archbishop of Ravenna, and William, bishop of Carpentras, for the same purpose.
12 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
(f. 160.)
To William, bishop of Carpentras, papal nuncio. Faculty to exercise ecclesiastical censure against those who injure him or members of his household during his mission to France and England.
(f. 160d.)
To Pileus, archbishop of Ravenna, papal nuncio. The like.
Ibid. To William, bishop of Carpentras, papal nuncio. Grant, during his mission to France and England, of the same powers and faculties which were conferred upon him on the occasion of his late mission to those realms.

De Curia Extraordinarie Per Guillermum

10 Kal. Sept.
Villeneuve by
(f. 173.)
To William de Grenlaw, archdeacon of St. Andrewes, papal nuncio. Mandate to cause to be observed the ordinance of the present pope, made in favour of churches and monasteries, in respect of the reservation to the Roman church, for its necessities, of the property of deceased prelates and other ecclesiastics, secular and regular. Debts contracted by such ecclesiastic for the benefit of his church, and the cost of a decent funeral, are to be paid. Books and other property belonging to his patrimony are to be deducted in case only of his having a legitimate heir. Such reservation to the Roman church shall not extend to books, chalices, crosses, vestments, and other ornaments belonging to the churches and monasteries of the deceased, nor to arms for the guarding of such churches and monasteries, nor to goods and animals used for agriculture or other purposes of the same. [See Reg. cclxxvi. f. 161 and cclxxvii. f. 86.]

Per Johannem De Sancto Martino.

8 Kal. June.
(f. 207d.)
To William de Grenlaw, archdeacon of St. Andrews, papal chaplain and nuncio. Appointing him papal nuncio, collector, and receiver in Scotland, ordering him not to suffer a delay of more than two years in the payment of sums due to the papal camera, with the usual powers to compel the same, and ordering him to make a return of the names of the sub-collectors appointed by him in the several dioceses. [As below, Reg. cclxxvi. f. 102.]